What’s On in the Arts: November 2017

Jude Griebel: Mess-Maker at Evans Contemporary
Jude Griebel: Mess-Maker at Evans Contemporary
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in November 2017.

For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.

Precarious Festival // Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Orchestra and Choir // Literary Arts // Workshops

 

Precarious Festival

A new month-long festival explores the challenges of turning artwork into work. See the Precarious Festival’s website for additional details.

 

Salon des Refusés // November 3 to 25 // Star X
Featuring works by seven local artists who work outside of the mainstream funding and gallery system.
Opening reception November 3 at 6pm.

 

The Biography Project // November 6 // 7pm // Theatre on King
Gabe Pollock and David Tough of this very magazine will interview local artists and create short biographies.

 

cutting out lake huron // November 8 // 8pm // Theatre on King
Elisha Rubacha presents a multi-media installation of the process of laying out and producing a bird, buried press chapbook.

 

Rock Block // November 9 and 23 // 3pm // Location TBA
Drop-in session featuring local poets and songwriters, organized by the Rock Camp For Girls.

 

Artists in the Community Coffeehouse // November 9 // 7:30pm // Theatre on King
Exploring the collaboration of artists and community groups, featuring film screenings and talks.

 

Work, Work, Work: Uncertainty and Precarity in Creative Labour // November 10 // 9pm // Theatre on King
Panel discussion on the social and economic realities of contemporary arts production and funding, precarious employment, and mental health.

 

Writing off the Edge: Precarious Poetry and Prose // November 11 // 7pm // Theatre on King
Writing/discussion featuring writers Nathan Adler, Joe Davies, Justin Million, Ursula Pflug, Janette Platana, Elisha Rubacha, and Kate Story.

 

Basic Income Guarantee // November 13 // 8pm // Theatre on King
A discussion around Basic Income facilitated by Jason Hartwick, Co-Chair of the Basic Income Peterborough Network.

 

Neighbours/Voisins // November 13 to 15 // Artspace
A new work by the Ring O’ Rosie theatre and performance collective.

 

Chris Hedges: Writing as Resistance at Market Hall

Chris Hedges: Writing as Resistance at Market Hall

Writing as Resistance // November 20 // 7:30pm // Market Hall
Talk by Pulitzer-Prize winning American journalist/activist Chris Hedges.

 

Precarity and Shame // November 21 // 8pm // Theatre on King
A panel discussion exploring some of the facets of how shame works on people who are precariously employed, academics, and artists.

 

Invisible // November 26 to 28 // Theatre on King
A new experimental theatrical work exploring the theatrical rehearsal process.

 

Festivus Rattus Rattus 2035! // November 30 to December 2 // Theatre on King
A new, adult take on the Pied Piper set in the all-too-plausible future, presented by the Nervous System.

 

Visual Art

Rural Outlook // Ongoing to November 12 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio // more info
Art show and sale featuring works by KAGS’ Outdoor Painters Group.

 

A National Test Market at Artspace

A National Test Market at Artspace

A National Test Market // Ongoing to November 18 // Artspace // more info
An exhibition exploring Peterborough’s unique position as a test market for many large corporations trying new products and technologies.
Curators talk November 1 at 7pm.

 

Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A career-spanning retrospective of the Windsor photographer’s works.

 

Public | Private // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Abstract works from several artists exploring site, human organization, and public versus private spaces.

 

Pushing It: Becky Welter-Nolan // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Becky Welter-Nolan pushes a 200-pound quilted soft-sculpture ‘boulder’ up a hill.

 

Elizabeth (Lizz) Charchuk // November 1 to 30 // LAUNCH Gallery // more info
Works by the young self-taught local artist whose work is driven by surreal and psychedelic passions, and draws from anthropological influences.

 

First Friday Art Crawl

First Friday Art Crawl

First Friday Art Crawl // November 3 // downtown // more info
The monthly art crawl, featuring openings at Evans, Star X, Coeur Nouveau, ACME, and Christensen; as well as late-night craft market at Watson & Lou, the grand opening of Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery, and numerous events at Bankers Common.

 

ARTsanity Show and Sale // November 3 to 5 // Knights of Columbus Hall // more info
Fundraiser for the Artisans Centre Peterborough featuring crafted works by local artisans.

 

Remembering: New Paintings about Memory and Romance // November 3 to 25 // Christensen Fine Art // more info
New acrylic works by Trent grad and OCAD instructor Spencer J. Harrison.
Artist reception November 3 at 6pm.

 

Jude Griebel: Mess-Maker // November 3 to 25 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Sculptural works where anatomy and environment combine into surreal hybrid bodies.
Opening reception November 3 at 6pm.

 

Mark Reutter: Self Comes to Mind // November 3 to 25 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
A solo exhibition by Peterborough abstract painter Mark Reutter.
Opening reception November 3 at 6pm.

 

Mark Reutter: Self Comes to Mind at Coeur Nouveau

Mark Reutter: Self Comes to Mind at Coeur Nouveau

This. And That. // November 3 to 30 // ACME Art & Sailboat Company // more info
Works by local artist Bill Batten, known for his colourful abstract paintings.
Opening reception November 3 at 6pm.

 

The Square Art Show and Sale // November 3 to December 22 // LAUNCH Gallery // more info
Featuring works by many local artists.
Opening reception November 3 at 6pm.

 

Stretch Marks // November 15 to 26 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
An exhibition and sale featuring works from artist Donna Bolam, her daughter-in-law Dawn Bolam, and her granddaughter Emma Bolam.
Opening reception November 15 at 1pm.

 

Holiday Toast // December 2 to 16 // Artspace // more info
A holiday show and sale featuring works by local artists.
Opening reception December 2 to 8pm.



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Theatre and Performance

The Drowning Girls // November 3 to 18 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
Science and romance collide, as a love story unfolds across space and time.

 

The Runway Challenge/Wearable Art Musical Revue // November 4 // Mount Community Centre // more info
Music, performance, and fashion come together in this unique event. A fundraiser for Public Energy.

 

Fanciful Fables & Tall Tales: A Series Of Silly Circus Stories // November 4 and 5 // Market Hall // more info
A new fairy tale-themed circus show, with aerialists, fire, acrobatics, and more.

 

Mary Poppins // November 10 to 18 // Showplace // more info
The classic musical about a magical nanny who brings a family together. Presented by the St James Players.

 

Murder on McDonnel at McDonnel Street Activity Centre

Murder on McDonnel at McDonnel Street Activity Centre

Murder on McDonnel // November 17 // McDonnel Street Activity Centre // more info
The Theatre On King’s annual murder mystery luncheon and fundraiser.

 

Hits and Misses Cabaret // November 18 // Market Hall // more info
New Stages’ annual cabaret show, featuring local musical theatre performers doing what they do best.

 

Citiots Improv // November 24 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
Monthly comedy improv show featuring the local troupe with an eight-year history, plus special guests.

 

Settle This Thing Live // November 24 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly event where married comedians Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis ask the audience to help solve their marital disputes

 

Crime City // November 25 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly noir detective serial, presented as a live reading in the style of old-time radio.

 

Red Dog Laughs // November 30 // Red Dog // more info
Monthly stand-up showcase featuring many local comedians.

 

Film

Rocky Horror Picture Show // November 1 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The classic camp horror musical. Yes, audience participation is encourage.

 

Tulip Fever // November 6 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 historical drama directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Tom Stoppard.

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Market Hall

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Market Hall

Days of Being Wild // November 8 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Wong Kar-Wei film that helped establish his signature expressionistic style.

 

Death at a Funeral // November 15 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
A funeral goes so far off the rails in this ridiculous and highly entertaining 2007 British film.

 

The Devil’s Backbone // November 22 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The 2001 gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro.

 

Reel Rock 12 // November 24 // 7pm // Market Hall // more info
Five short films about rock climbing and the inspiring and exciting stories behind it.

 

Picnic at Hanging Rock // November 29 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The disappearance of several schoolgirls rocks a small town in this 1975 Australian film.



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Orchestra and Choir

Step Into the Light // November 4 // 7:30pm // Showplace // more info
The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra presents contrasting pieces by German composer friends Mendelssohn and Schumann.

 

Yuletide Cheer // November 25 7:30pm // Emmanuel United Church // more info
The Peterborough Singers’ annual holiday concert, featuring traditional pieces, family favourites, and a newly commissioned work by Venabrass.

 

Literary Arts

Script Club // November 1 // 7pm // The Trend // more info
Mysterious Entity’s monthly playwriting workshop. An opportunity to hear new and in-progress works read by actors.

 

The Devil's Backbone at Market Hall

The Devil’s Backbone at Market Hall

Writers Reading: Kevin Hardcastle // November 1 // 7pm // Traill College // more info
Readings by the Trillium Book Award-winning author of Debris and In the Cage.

 

Peterborough Poetry Slam // November 23 // 8pm // Location TBA // more info
The monthly open mic and slam, presented by the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective.

 

Keyboards! // November 26 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A live poetry-writing performance by Justin Million and his Smith Corona Electra 110.

 

Show and Tell Poetry Series Showcase // November 30 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
Live poetry readings by Rob Winger, Janette Platana, and Joseph Cassidy-Skof.

 

Workshops

Christmas Sign Making with Rustic Lane // November 1, 4, 15, and 29 // 6pm // Black Horse Pub // more info

 

Bring a Friend // November 3 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments with Susan Taylor-Stevenson // November 4 // 10am // Art School of Peterborough // more info

 

Teen Pottery with Jillian Marshall // November 4 and 11 // 1pm and 12pm // Art School of Peterborough // more info

 

Scratchboard Greeting Cards with Lisa Martini-Dunk // November 5 // 12pm // Art School of Peterborough // more info

 

Handbuilt Textured Platter with David Baker // November 5 and 12 // 12pm // Art School of Peterborough // more info

 

Pottery 1, 2, 3; Teens Throwing Class; After School Class; Hand Building
4- and 8-week sessions beginning week of November 14 // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Mixed Media Photo Explorations with Victoria Wallace // November 19 // 12:30pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Lyra Workshop with Diana Lopez // November 19 // 4pm // Market Hall // more info

 

Girls Night Out // November 25 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Acrylic Painting with Rowena Dykins // November 26 // 12:30pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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